ICAP provides clerkship opportunities for Columbia University medical students to gain on-site experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs in Africa and Asia. Medical students will learn about health care delivery systems in low-resource settings while working on a discrete programmatic project with ICAP team members. They will spend three to four days per week at an ICAP office working on their project and one to two days per week rounding with clinicians at ICAP-supported clinical sites.

Application Process

Clerkships for 2016 will be posted late October/early November 2015. Email your statement of interest and resume to Erika Houghtaling for all clerkships. If you are interested in more than one clerkship, please only apply to one clerkship and note the clerkship code of the other in your statement of interest. Additional projects will become available after the application deadline and candidates may be considered for those projects if they are not offered the position of their choice. Start dates for all clerkships are flexible.

Please address the following in your statement of interest:
1. Why are you interested in global public health?
2. What are your goals for this internship experience?
3. What are your career goals?
4. What skills and experiences will you bring to ICAP?
5. What is your desired start date?


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